The Grand panorama of London from the Thames ..
Title taken from inside front cover
Publisher London : Charles Evans
Call number UTBG99-B791
Digitizing sponsor Brigham Young University
Book contributor Harold B. Lee Library
Collection victorianbrighamyounguniv; brigham_young_university; americana
Notes In order to get optimal resolution of this extraordinarily long fold-out panoramic scene we had to sacrifice a letter of text here and there in the subscript.
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Cover title: The grand panorama of London
"This remarkable engraving, twelve feet in length, may be taken as a specimen of the gifts presented without charge to the subscribers to the Pictorial times, family illustrated newspaper; as a print it is unequalled in the history of wood engraving, and is alike valuable as a work of art and as an historical record of the appearance of the great metropolis, seen from the Thames in 1844."
Panoramic view on continuous strip, 17 x 286 cm., folded to form 32 leaves
Bound in original brown cloth with lettering in gilt compartment on upper cover. Lettering and design in blind on lower cover
Conservation: tears repaired and housed in simple box (19 March 2004)
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December 27, 2011
Grand panorama of London from the Thames
This engraving has reproduced fairly well with a few blurred patches; much of the detail can be discerned in the 24 pages of scans, though a somewhat higher resolution would have been welcome. Relatively little of the artwork has been lost between the pages. The panorama begins at the 'New Houses of Parliament' and proceeds downstream, recording the townscape of the river's northern bank. At Greenwich Reach, it crosses the river,depicting Greenwich Hospital and Deptford Dockyard on the southern bank. The amount and variety of shipping increases as we progress downstream, with many types of sailing vessels, paddle-steamers, Thames barges and even a racing skiff. Well worth downloading.